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I am currently out of the country for almost a year now, but I will be going back in about a week time, but will shortly make a return back to my oversea location for the next few months.

 

Can I mail off the i-130 packet while in the US, but with my oversea mailing address in the application?

 

 

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6 hours ago, leekee said:

I am currently out of the country for almost a year now, but I will be going back in about a week time, but will shortly make a return back to my oversea location for the next few months.

 

Can I mail off the i-130 packet while in the US, but with my oversea mailing address in the application?

 

 

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TIMELINE

31 May 2016 - legally married in Estonia, just the 2 of us
27 July 2016 - wedding ceremony & reception

 

USCIS Phase

08 September 2016 - I-130 sent to USCIS Chicago Lockbox (FILED FROM ABROAD)

14 September - I-130 received at Nebraska Service Center

16 September - NOA1 via e-mail

29 September - notice returned to USCIS because the Post Office could not deliver it

22 November - NOA1 finally received in the mail (in the US)

31 March 2017 - NOA 2 via e-mail, app and USCIS website

3 April - NOA 2 received in the mail (in the US)

11 April - Case Was Sent to Department of State 

 

NVC Phase

17 April - Case received by NVC

20 April - NVC case number assigned

21 April -  DS-261 Completed Online
25 April - Welcome e-mail received, AOS fee paid
27 April - IV fee Invoiced, IV fee paid
6 May - DS-260 Completed
10 May - AOS and IV package sent

15 May - Scan date

12 July - Case complete 😀
14 July - P4 Interview Letter

08 August - Medical

17 August - INTERVIEW - approved!
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They have forms for changing your address, and truly insist that you keep them up dated with your latest address. 

Im just saying if you have a  significant change in address... read the address change rules, sorry forgot the name of the form I think G- something. 

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1 hour ago, DeadFish said:

They have forms for changing your address, and truly insist that you keep them up dated with your latest address. 

Im just saying if you have a  significant change in address... read the address change rules, sorry forgot the name of the form I think G- something. 

The only significant change of address will be when I finally move back to the US before it gets to the embassy stage. For now, I will be in Nigeria for the next couple of months. I believe correspondence with the petitioner will end at the nvc stage, correct?

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3 hours ago, DeadFish said:

Just be mindful that you or your spouse will in most cases need to have the interview in their home country. Wouldnt want you to have to waste money on multiple flights in or out of the USA. Just my 2 cents, read up on all the rules, etc. Good luck.

Thank you so much for your concern.  I hopefully will be there on the interview day. I am only going back to the US soon because I have something urgent I need to take care of. 

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On 5/15/2017 at 11:11 PM, leekee said:

I am currently out of the country for almost a year now, but I will be going back in about a week time, but will shortly make a return back to my oversea location for the next few months.

 

Can I mail off the i-130 packet while in the US, but with my oversea mailing address in the application?

 

 

Some things to be aware of:

  • if you're filing via DCF - Direct Consular Filing, but are moving back after a few months, you should consider how this impacts the process as DCF can only be filed if you are residing overseas
  • If you are not filing via DCF and are living abroad, you will have to establish domicile at a later stage

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TIMELINE (CR1 Spouse Visa)
USCIS Phase (Married in England September 3, 2016!)
Spoiler
  • 09-22-2016:  I-130 Mailed to Chicago Lockbox (USPS Priority)
  • 09-25-2016:  USPS Priority delivery confirmation
  • 09-26-2016:  Priority date assigned (USC Spouse)
  • 09-28-2016:  I-797C NOA1 Email/Text received, check cashed; case sent to Nebraska Service Center
  • 10-03-2016:  I-797C NOA1 Hardcopy received
  • 02-15-2017:  Case transferred to Texas Service Center
  • 03-16-2017:  NOA2 Approval Date
  • 03-22-2017:  USCIS sent case to NVC, Case Status changed to "We sent your case to the Department of State for visa processing"
  • 03-23-2017:  NOA2 Harcdopy received

NVC Phase

Spoiler
  • 03-30-2017:  Case Received By NVC
  • 04-04-2017:  Case # and IIN Assigned (called NVC to confirm)
  • 04-05-2017:  DS-261 unlocked & completed, called NVC and reviewed over the phone (IV fee will unlock after a week)
  • 04-06-2017:  Received NVC Welcome Letter via Email, AOS Fee unlocked & paid online
  • 04-07-2017:  Called NVC again and rep stated DS 261 was not actually reviewed.  Re-reviewed DS-261
  • 04-11-2017:  Welcome Letter email received, IV Fee unlocked & paid online
  • 04-13-2017:  DS-260 unlocked
  • 04-14-2017:  DS-260 submitted
  • 04-30-2017:  Affidavit of Support/Documents sent via Fedex Priority Overnight (sent Sunday, to be delivered Tuesday)
  • 05-02-2017:  Affidavit of Support/Documents delivered to NVC
  • 05-04-2017:  Document Scan Date
  • 06-28-2017:  Checklist for Court Records (even though beneficiary has never been to court); escalated to Supervisor who requested case files
  • 07-03-2017:  CASE COMPLETE!!!  Called NVC on July 5 and representative confirmed status
  • 07-11-2017:  Case Complete email confirmation received
  • 07-13-2017:  NVC rep confirmed Interview Date assigned
  • 07-14-2017:  Email confirmation of Interview
  • 07-20-2017:  11 Week (77 day) expected Case Complete from Scan Date (5/4/2017)
  • 07-21-2017:  Appointment with General Practitioner to get all required shots and medical history
  • 08-01-2017,   1:10PM:  Immigration medical with Knighstbridge Doctors in London
  • 08-11-2017:  Medical files received by Consulate
  • 08-16-2017, 12:30PM:  Interview in London!!
  • 08-17-2017:  Visa status changed to Administrative Processing, then several hours later to "Issued"
  • 08-22-2017:  Passport with Visa delivered (paid for home delivery); paid immigration fee and added case to MyUSCIS for alerts
  • 11-18-2017:  Move date 

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14 hours ago, JessieABC said:

Some things to be aware of:

  • if you're filing via DCF - Direct Consular Filing, but are moving back after a few months, you should consider how this impacts the process as DCF can only be filed if you are residing overseas
  • If you are not filing via DCF and are living abroad, you will have to establish domicile at a later stage

I understand that. Thank you!

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